The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

Happy Birthday Mr. Sendak.

I have several “life defining” literary moments, but reading the works of Maurice Sendak sits right up toward the top. I was Pierre  – always getting into the things that I should have let be, always stubborn and arrogant, and always ready to argue over things that I knew would never work out in my favor – okay, so not much has changed in any of those departments. Pierre will forever be etched in my skin, and Sendak will be forever etched in the minds of countless children and adults alike.

Happy Birthday Mr. Sendak; you are missed, but celebrated.

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About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

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